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kicks. competitive cheerleading is a serious sport with serious injuries. we will tell you what doctors have to say on this tuesday morning. good morning and thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley croweson. the bigtory -- story is the-- the big story is the last debate. >> and it was the final time they were on stage, the last time we will see the two together. last night in a showdown on foreign policy, we heard about bayonets and battleships and bailouts but they kept having to steer them back to foreign policy. >> they were talking about education at one point and bob schieffer got everyone on point and this morning sandra endo is live in florida with a wrap-up of the night that was. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging in the third and final debate. but regardless of who won, both candidates have a lot more work to do in the final days of the contest to sway voters' minds. it was not as heated as this second debate, but this final showdown did have plenty of
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fireworks and fiery exchanges. >> nothing governor romney said is true. >> attack me is not talking about how we will deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> reporter: it focus on foreign policy and there was one topic both candidates agreed on. >> i congratulate him on take onosama bin laden and going after the leadership in al- qaeda. >> reporter: points ranged from syria to libya. >> we can't simply suggest that as governor romney at times has suggested that giving helpy weapons for example to the syrian opposition is a simple proposition that would lead us to be safer over the long-term. >> we should be playing the leadership role. >> reporter: and strength of the military. >> we are blessed with terrific soldiers and extraordinary technology and intelligence but the idea of a trillion dollars in cuts through sequestration and budget cuts to the military would change that. >> i think governor romney may be has not spent enough time looking at how the military works. >> reporter: each candidate got
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one final chance to make a pitch to voters watching the debate. >> i know what it takes to get the country back and we will work with good democrats and good republicans to do that. >> over the last four years we made real progress digging or way out of policies that gave us two prolonged wars and record deficits and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. >> reporter: the next showdown is november 6th when voters head to the polls. the candidates are now sprinting to the finish. crisscrossing the country making the push in key battleground states to get out the vote. live in boca raton florida, sandra endo back to you. today -- the rally for the maryland dream act at k4r-7-15 in silver -- at 7:is a in silver spring. -- 7:15 in silver spring. >> and now maryland's most
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accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on this morning because basically we are really dealing with some dry conditions as of now. that's going to be the scenario as we go through time for today and we will pick up things a little differently. we look at radar and we can see what's going on. dry conditions but to the north we do see some showers. those showers should tay to the north as we head through the rest of today. we look in -- look in terms of temperatures and temperatureswill be on the mild side. this morning we are not so bad. not as cold as what we were. but as we look across the middle of the nation, this is what's going to be moving or way going through time. even this afternoon the temperatures will be into the 70s what you are seeing around kansas city as of now and into dallas. let's zoom in closer to home this morning. stepping out the door and 50 degrees in glen bernie and 57 mount airy. and make sure you have the jacket and you don't need the biggest coat as you step out. temperatures will soar going
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into the afternoon and we will have that sun-cloud mix. my high for today at 3 is coming in at 76 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pretty decent forecast. 76 degrees not bad at all. unfortunately i do have a crash to tell you about in anne arundel county along the westbound lanes of route 32 near and alleys road. those traveling in howard county, there are no delays right now on interstate 70 from columbia pike to 695. and here's what the west side of the beltway looks like at liberty road. traffic just moving right along. looking at an easy 9 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 towards 70. and this is what the beltway looks like in parkville. no delays on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and that stretch will take you a normal 11 minutes right now and if you are using the jfx to get downtown, no delays there either. 11 minutes to travel southbound from the beltway all the way to fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic megan and charley over to you.
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>> reporter: now to a developing story. a maryland girl who died after drinking an energy drink. >> yeah. this is is a lawsuit coming out of this involving her parents and the thing with the suit it could have national impact. >> reporter: into sherrieionson -- sherrie johnson is here with the story her family is hoping for a change. looks like we don't have sherrie but let's tell you what happened. the family of the 14-year-old girl died last december after drinking two, 24 ounce monster energy drinks suing the company that makes them. >> they are massive cans and you see them at convenience stores but anais fournier says she died the excessive caffeine preventing the heart from pumping blood. she had an underlying heart condition it's about 10% of people out there that have it. >> makers of the energy drinks are to the required to disclose
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the amount of caffeine. in because unlike soda and other soft drinks energy drinks are dietary supplements. monster did release a statement saying that they don't believe their beverages are in i way -- shall are in anyway responsible for the death. they went onto say they continued to vigorously defense the lawsuit. >> the problem is the kid are drinking the energy drinks. they have an underlying condition and it's like pouring gasoline on a fire. >> the fda is investigating reports of five deaths and a nonfatal hart attack linked to the drinks. monday star's beverages stock lost 14% of the value yesterday after the -- monday star's beverage stock lost 14% of the value yesterday after -- monster's beverage stock lost about 14% of the value yesterday after the investigation. this man was found dead in the back river under the 695 bridge. an autopsy, dna and
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fingerprints nothing turned of an identification. so anyone with information should contact baltimore county police. we will give you the number on the screen. 410-307-2020. the search is underway for a man who attacked a 21-year- old woman. >> this happened sunday night along the capital crescent trail in montgomery countych the victim was running when she stopped to let's deer cross her path. police say the man hit her from behind and sexually assaulted her. >> it was -- was able to get back on the trail and thankfully a 40-year-old male jogger was passing by assisted her. >> the woman has a serious head injury and police are warning joggers not to run alone on the trail. well as far as we have come with breast cancer, there's no doubt about it a long way to go. >> not only when it comes to finding a cure but dispelling the myths. we will look at when you may have heard about breast cancer that simply are not true. >> you want to feed your kid the healthiest food possible
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and that may mean you are buying organic but does it make a difference? experts weigh in on whether it is worth the money. >> the storm in harford county was a tornado. but how strong was it? >> so we are looking at 40s and 50s this afternoon. temperatures in the 40as and 50s -- 40s and 50s this morning and 80s are on the way. i will tell you when that arrives coming up. >> reporter: herry up 80s. traffic is moving along here on the west -- hurry up 80s. traffic is moving along here on the west side of the baltimore national pike. i will have traffic details coming up. you are looking at a blurry picture of new york. but there it is. and now it's in focus. that's times square. let's go up there for today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites making news with a little announce men. apple is expected to unveil the meny today competing in the lower end of the tablet -- mini today competing in the lower end of the tablet market. the blackberry is being pushed
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out of the business world by the full-sizeed ipad. analyst say within two years ipad will outnumber black berries at work. some popular websites that use amazon's cloud service are back to normal after some of amazon servers in northerly verge went down yesterday. -- northern virginia went down last night. a new system from green wave reality allows you to control your lighting fixtures using the smart phone or tablet. each of the l.e.d. bulbs has a chip with a internet address. it starts at 200 bucks and can control other alines. those are your tech bites -- appliances. those are your tech bites.
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eat sounded like a freight train or airplane. it started slow and got faster
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and faster. >> severe weather across california. a tornado touched down in yuba county. it's like 40 miles north of sacramento. strong winds tore of roofs of bidding and uprooted trees and downed power lines. sound similar to what we experienced on friday but there were no reports of injuries. look at this damage from a yard on cox road in jarrettsville. it was not just a bad storm but turns out the national weather service did confirm it was an ef0 tornado that touched down. >> this is the second string of these we have had lynette. this was a few or a few months ago late june. fallston and har forecounty got hit -- harford county got hit too. >> this was a ef0 and sustained wind at 08 miles an hour. nothing -- 80 miles an hour. nothing like that today. we should stay dry. we see wet weather on the satellite and radar. but that stays to the north as we go through the remainder of today will we will get some clouds in here. but also some sunshine.
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and temperatures now quite mild. 56 degrees in ellicott city. district heights 55 degrees. myersville 56 and clarksburg coming in at 54. then the upper 40s in bel air and easton goldsboro at 45 this morning. take the jacket with you. you don't need the heaviest one as you head out. at the surface high pressure in control and we will get southwesterly flow around that. and that's going to warm the temperatures up as we go into the afternoon. i will show outtemperature in a second. but let's -- you the temperature in a second. but let's talk about tropical storm sandy. we can see it right here beginning to move slowly to the north at about 3 miles an hour. it's headed towards jamaica and then cuba. and this one storm track that could happen for us going through the end of the weekend into the beginning of next week. with this, looks like it could go inland. and we will see hurricane-force winds coastal flooding and possibly some inland snow as a cold front will make its way from the west to the east. on the backside of that, some very chilly air. now, this is a second scenario
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where it stays off the coast hurricane sandy will stay off the coast but still we will have coastal concerns with that one. if anything happens that is the one we want to happen for it to stay away from us. as we go throughout the day we can see the planner will bring the temperatures to about 76 degrees as we head into 3:00, 4 this afternoon. and this is what the 7-day forecast looks like for you. looks good, looks dry. but we are watching sunday and also monday. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unnorthly we have trouble right now in anne arundel county. a crash right around the westbound lanes of route 32 at route 175. now for those of you in howard county here's a live look at interstate 70 at columbia pike. you will notice every thing is moving along. there are no delays heading over to 695. as far as harrisburg expressway is concerned, here's what it looks like in hunt valley at shawan road. looking at normal conditions, 22 minutes to travel from the maryland pennsylvania state line down to the beltway. 695 in great shape from
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parkville up to towson is and if you are heading over to the west side, we are dealing with all the construction that shut down the off-ramp to westbound wilkins avenue but no delays 9 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. this morning's health alert. some parents worried about pesticide in food are choosing to go organic for kids. >> a lot of people wonder is it worth the money and is it better for your kids? the american academy of pediatrics is weighing inning asaying there is no adnutritional value -- added nutritional value. >> by consume he organic foods you are consuming less pesticides but there's no actualresearch stating there's any benefit to that, that there's harm to consuming the pesticide. >> researchers found nutritional difference between organic and conventional produce to be small but organic produce does have less pesticides. cheerleading is more than
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waving pom poms. they are a tall pyramids and back flips. doctors say more safety requirements are needed. the number of cheerleaders' mited -- admitted to the er has climbed. a report suggest it should be labeled a sport and suggested to tougher safety rules including an on-site athletic trainer limits on practice time and better supervision. we are thinking pink all month. october is breast cancer awareness month and despite the pink shirts, the campaigns and the messages about breast cancer there are still some common myths. >> the myth that you are more susceptible to the same tumor types as your family members. that's not true. so, even with the same family you can have different types of breast cancer. >> another myth is that radiation he can posure from a yearly ma'am -- he can posure from a yearly -- exposure from a yearly mammogram will
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increase your risk but there's no studies to support this. she wants to remind women breast exams are a necessity and they need to do it with mammograms. >> 16 minutes after the hour and just ahead a disturbing story. this one restores your faith in mankind. >> someone's cruel act could have killed a guy but thanks to the courage of a good samaritan he is going to survive. >> and that piano will travel. one man pursuing his passion of seeing the country all at the same time. we will teak you on part of his -- take you on part of his journey. >> that's abby road in are on theon -- london. we will be right back.
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thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. a horrifying ordeal caught on tape. >> a man burns when someone threw a molotov cocktail on him. he was sitting outside a market waiting for his elderly grandfather to finish shopping. you can see mother and baby running away from the flames. >> i can't believe someone would do that you know. and then right by a child at that. that's wrong. >> a good samaritan used blankets and jacket to put out the fire. victim was medically sedateed in critical condition at a nearby hospital. this may be a first. a pig is credited with saving a cat from fire. you see bum bow is recovering
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--gumbo is recovering but is doing well having making it through a fire that killed a dozen owners. his owner thought he didn't make it but a pig was not going to give up the search. >> we he were out on a -- we were out a few days after the fire and the pig was on a mission to go somewhere so i followed her. and she found gumbo in the wood. >> he was in rough shape but second degree burns on his paws face and ears but now gumbo will wear a cone colar until the wounds healed as they -- collar until the wound healed as. >> i know they help them heal but they look so bad. >> but they've purpose. >> quite a hero. >> that's some pig. >> yeah something you don't hear. caption this today's picture very cute sent in by charleen del castro of her baby girl.
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little bren. >> look at that. >> 3 months old. >> look at the cheeks. we posted this on facebook. kim wrote in saying no way red and blue makes purple. mind officially blown. robin captioning saying nothing like a good book and patricia gibson reading a chapter before bed puts me to sleep and mike okay so do i want to change the color scheme in my room or work on the playroom first. very cute keep the captions coming. we are enjoying them and i need more caption this photos for this week. so e-mail yours to pix pix@wmar.com. >> a seriously cute baby. the space needle is going green. the trees design won the top this contest that will adore the roof. thousands took part in online voting. artist who came up with the concept is the first member of the public to have her work painted on the seattle landmark. >> however i think if this had been submitted it may have been
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the winner. it's been 30 years since the movie et was released. can you imagine that on top of the space needle n time for the anniversary you get the next best thing madam tussaud unveiled the display honoring the alien including the scene making a get away in the police basket from a bicycle. now people visiting the wax museum can sit on the bike and take pictures with the wax sculpture of et. remember that. >> absolutely. there's no secret we are in a tough economy and jobs are hard to come by. >> but one man is doing unusual things to find a way to get work. >> he turned a hobby into a full-time job. he halls around a 450 pound piano all around and plays music on the streets. >> this brought me so much happiness. it changed my life. >> all right so he had three
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road trips in a little more than year. 19,000 miles, 53 city and 3 in canada making up 350 dollars a day. hey, you get to see the world and get paid to do it and played music on a cliff overlook yellowstone and inside the redwood tree in california. >> that looks like fun to hear live music on both parts. >> stay with us, pretty much you can count on everything being caught on camera. >> and this video is a great example. count on us sharing this with you. see what happened when determined thieves went crashing through a store.
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you -- you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. consider yourself warned if you don't fill out an application for a tax credit. you could be paying around a thousand dollars more in property taxes. >> most fantasy leagues you want flacco man and brees and we will tell you about a fantasy league at a high school. >> you are not supposed to sleep or whisper in church? one house of worship is encouraging things like texting. and tweeting. we will tell you where on this -- it's tuesday. >> tuesday. >> it's tuesday morning i almost said wednesday. it's october 23rd good morning.
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>> thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. hopefully you got a chance to eat lunch outside or go for a walk with the kid in the park because it was perfect weather and lynette charles is going to keep it coming. >> all right. yes. i am for today. looks like it will stay dry but as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, trying to fill caveat in the forecast. i don't like that because we see showers up to the north. they should stay mainly to the north clipping western maryland some light sprinkles across the area. nothing to put a dent in anything this morning. maybe mist across the area. but the showers will continue to move off toward the east. as we go throughout the day. but mainly staying to the north of us. we are dealing with a little bit of cloud cover also a southerly wind. very light in nature this morning. but with that, the temperatures are on the mild side especially in bladensburg. and dry air at the dew point coming in at 45. but we are a little cooler in woodbine. take the jacket as you head out and about this morning even with the temperatures in the

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